2013 Spirit of America Fullbore National Champoinships Raton New Mexico

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  1. RCurtis

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    Day one of this great championship is in the books. Emil Kovan leads the pack by one over Justin Skaret and Trudie Fay with Nancy Tompkins nearby in fourth place. John Gaines leads a very small F Open contingent and Tommy Cunningham leads F/TR. Conditions for the morning mid range component was typical light winds. After lunch the competitors shooting the first three relay's at 900 were treated to some brutal fish-tailing winds from the south that laid down just a bit for the fourth relay.
     
  2. FroggyOne2

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    Go Emil
     
  3. 7MM-RAHM

    7MM-RAHM Your only as good as your equipment

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    Any updates on scores and conditions??
     
  4. RCurtis

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    SOA alternates individual and team matches daily. Today was the first team day so tomorrow they will be back on the line shooting individual. Day one Team results can be seen here http://www.baldeaglesrc.org/Resources/Documents/2013%20SOA/SOA2013TEAM_1.pdf
    Yesterdays complete day one results are up and can be seen here http://www.baldeaglesrc.org/Resources/Documents/2013%20SOA/SOA2013DAY1.pdf
     
  5. 7MM-RAHM

    7MM-RAHM Your only as good as your equipment

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    Thanks Rick! Looks like my buddy's William and Bo hood took first!!!! Way to go gentleman!!
     
  6. RCurtis

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    Day two individual matches are in the book Tom Whitacker was the overall winner today. The overall agg is, as usual shaping up to be a dogfight. Trudie Fay now leads the match down five, Emil Kovan down six is in second Nancy and Whitacker are both down eight with Nancy ahead on X's. In F class Bob Mead knocked it out of the park again in Open and it looks like Lige Harris switched to F-Tr for day two and stomped a mudhole in his division rivals.

    All of day two results can be seen here http://www.baldeaglesrc.org/Resources/Documents/2013%20SOA/SOA2013DAY2.pdf
     
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    Nice 449 by Whitaker. Winds must have been more co-operative on Tuesday? Looks like better scores all around.
     
  8. RCurtis

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    When Tom gets in the zone he is simply unbeatable. A few years ago I was squadded next to him at SOA and despite fairly challenging winds he cleaned the course. When his last shot came up in the middle he looked back his scorekeeper Emily Farris and said " and that my dear is how its done" Class act and a great choice to lead the Veterans!
     
  9. RCurtis

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    Team match is starting to get interesting and it looks like they cancelled the long lines today. All the team scores to date here http://www.baldeaglesrc.org/Resources/Documents/2013%20SOA/SOA2013COMBTM.pdf
     
  10. RCurtis

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    WOW!!! They must have had had some awesome weather in Raton yesterday as no less than six perfect 450's were fired; four from the sling and two in F-Open!!! Full Day three results here http://www.baldeaglesrc.org/Resources/Documents/2013%20SOA/SOA2013DAY3.pdf

    Final team day is today and the last day of individual is shot tomorrow
     
  11. Rtheurer

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    The Queen of Raton wins again...Hard to beat her in her own back yard. Last three days where plagued with rain and some good ole Raton fishtailing winds from the south.

    Fun Match nontheless. Dont get to shoot two too the mound much here in the States and its a nice change of pace. Makes you a better shooter i believe as well, having to put your wind "guess" on every time you shoot a shot, instead of chasing the stupid spotter. Looking forward to shooting it in Camp Perry next year as well.

    RussT
     
  12. RCurtis

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    Russ,

    I think we will be shooting string fire next year and the year after since the Worlds is here
     
  13. Erik Cortina

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    I think you mean Nationals and not Worlds. ;)
     
  14. Mark Walker in TX

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    I'm confused, but that is nothing new...

    Nationals is always shot string fire. Nat's is moving to Phoenix for the next two years.

    SOA is actually a Fullbore match, so it is shot pair fired at the midrange yardages. SOA is always in Raton as it is the creation of the Bald Eagles.

    Is there discussion of either changing their formats?
     
  15. 280man

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    Palma Worlds are at Perry in 2015
     
  16. Rtheurer

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    Correct the Fullbore Nationals will be held at Camp Perry along with our normal Long Range schedule and Trophies. I would imagine that just like in Raton we will shoot two to the mound for the Fullbore Nationals at 300,500 and 600 yards... Minus the 500 since Viale Does not have a 500 yard line.
    Why would we change the Fullbore National Format?

    Russ T
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